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Burnley v Albion match preview

19 August 2017

WE got off to the perfect start against AFC Bournemouth - and now there's the chance to make it two from two. Burnley await at Turf Moor on Saturday (ko 3pm).

The opposition
 
Who could have predicted Burnley's result on the opening weekend? A storming 3-2 win away to defending Champions Chelsea last Saturday got Sean Dyche's side off to a perfect start in this, their second consecutive season in the Premier League.
 
The 2017/18 campaign brings opportunity for the Clarets to consolidate their position even further, adding proven top-flight quality to their squad in the shape of Phil Bardsley, Jon Walters and Jack Cork.

Last time out
 
Salomon Rondon smashed in his eighth Premier League goal of the season and Craig Dawson headed home either side of Sam Vokes strikes in an exhilarating 2-2 draw at Turf Moor in May. 
 
The reverse fixture in November ended 4-0 to the Baggies - their biggest winning margin of the 2016/17 season.
 
 Matt Phillips smashes home the opener at The Hawthorns in November
 
Stats
 
Both Burnley and Albion won their opening games last weekend. Neither have won their first two in the Premier League.
 
The Baggies have won two consecutive opening-day league fixtures for the first time since 1992 (1-0 v Crystal Palace, 2016 & 1-0 v Bournemouth, 2017).
 
From the archive
 
Here's the full story of May's thriller.
 
 
Head to head
 
The record between the two sides makes happy reading for Albion fans.
 
The Baggies have won 55, drawn 29 and lost 45 matches against the Clarets.
 
Ticket news
 
Seats for the clash are priced £30 adults, £20 seniors (65+)/under-22s and £15 juniors (under-18s) and are now on general sale.

The Baggies will have an allocation of 2,458 at Burnley.

Tickets can be bought online, in person from the East Stand Ticket Office or by calling 0121 227 2227.

Baggies travel, leaving Kidderminster at 9.30am, Stourbridge & Lye at 9.45am and The Hawthorns at 10.30am, has been reduced to just £14 for this fixture.

Supporters making the trip to Turf Moor with Baggies Travel will receive five extra loyalty points.

Daws bags his first Albion goal against Burnley in 2014
 
Follow the game
 
Comprehensive coverage of the clash with the Clarets is available in our new Match Centre, where you can listen to free live commentary on WBA Radio or follow our live text feed.
 
WBA Radio is the only service that allows Baggies fans around the world - from Smethwick to the Sahara - access to uninterrupted live commentaries from every one of our competitive games. Join Gez Mulholland and Dave Bowler for Baggies-biased live commentary on Saturday.
 
You can find score updates on the club's social media channels.
 
Twitter - @WBA
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Match Reports

Burnley 0 Albion 1

19 August 2017

HAL Robson-Kanu came off the bench to become an Albion match-winner and maintain the club's 100 per cent start to the new Premier League campaign.

But Robson-Kanu’s moment of joy was soured seven minutes from time when he was red carded for an aerial challenge on Burnley defender Matthew Lowton.

Robson-Kanu added another gem to his collection of memorable Albion impacts with the 71st-minute goal which decided a tough and tense contest played throughout a blustery Turf Moor wind.

The Baggies, who triumphed over AFC Bournemouth on the opening day, then held off Burnley’s efforts to secure victory in their opening two matches of a top-flight campaign for the first time since 1978/79 - and also leave their defence yet to be breached.

Head Coach Tony Pulis had his problems to deal with in fashioning this victory.

Claudio Yacob was ruled out by a hamstring injury, joining Jonny Evans, James Morrison and Gareth McAuley on the sidelines, with Pulis handing an immediate debut to new recruit Gareth Barry.

There was a second successive start, too, for teenager Sam Field as the Baggies battled their way through the opening half with relatively few alarms.

They did receive a let-off when Ben Mee headed wide at point-blank range from a Robbie Brady corner but otherwise Ben Foster’s only other moment of concern was in holding a Johann Berg Gudmundsson header, again from Brady’s service.

Albion started the second half in the ascendancy and immediately had the ball in the net from a Jake Livermore effort only for the England midfielder to be kept waiting for his first Baggies goal by an offside flag.

And after bringing on Robson-Kanu for James McClean midway through, the Baggies got the breakthrough as Matt Phillips provided the support for the Wales international, who powered through two challenges before beating Tom Heaton.

But Robson-Kanu left the Baggies with 10 men to see through to the final whistle when he was adjudged to have led with his arm into a challenge on Lowton.

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Ticket News

Burnley trip on general sale

17 August 2017

TICKETS for Albion’s trip to Turf Moor on Saturday, August 19 (ko 3pm) remain on general sale.

Seats for the clash with the Clarets are priced £30 adults, £20 seniors (65+)/under-22s and £15 juniors (under-18s).

The Baggies will have an allocation of 2,458 at Burnley.

Tickets can be bought online, in person from the East Stand Ticket Office or by calling 0121 227 2227.

Baggies travel, leaving Kidderminster at 9.30am, Stourbridge & Lye at 9.45am and The Hawthorns at 10.30am, has been reduced to just £14 for this fixture. Supporters using this service should park on the Birmingham Road Car Park, adjacent to the Fanzone/Greggs, which will be open from 9.30am. Coaches depart the East Stand Car Park as normal.

Fans making the trip to Turf Moor with Baggies Travel will receive five extra loyalty points.

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